May 8, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce (34) looks on during the second half in game two of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Miami won 94-82. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Is Paul Pierce Done in Brooklyn?


Last night the Brooklyn Nets, and their hundreds of millions of dollars in salary cap of a roster, was eliminated by the Miami Heat. Ray Allen, once again, knocked out his former teammates out of the playoffs — Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnettt.

Literally.

Now we wait.

Pierce is a 36-year-old small forward that can’t really play small forward all that well anymore. He’s slow (before he was savvy) and now his ability to get past his defender is slowly withering away. In the words of Sheldon: what to do with a washed up small forward?

That’s a little knee jerk. I’m not sure he’s washed up, but he just isn’t what he used to be. And most certainly not a starting small forward anymore.

With that said, Pierce doesn’t have any intentions of hanging it up just yet.

Although, he isn’t quite committal to returning to the Brooklyn Nets.

Pierce becomes an unrestricted free agent this offseason, he’s free to sign wherever he wishes. I’m just not sure that’s with the Nets.

I’m not sure where, but would it surprise anyone if he somehow ended up playing for Doc Rivers again? In LA?

As a sixth man? Imagine that.

Of course, he’d have to take a significant pay cut, and I’m not sure if Pierce is that guy, but it makes some sense.

I’m sure it beats playing for a very oddly constructed Nets team, that’s for sure.

 

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